That's an interesting idea... I don't have one of those planes, but I do
have a Stanely #192 rabbet plane. With a fence along the plywood edge,
the same basic effect could be achieved.
I've got several of these to do, so there's lots of opportunity to try
different things (and screw up!)
I suppose the only drawback would be that the fence would obscure the
ply, making it more difficult to tell when you've got it flush. There
are a bunch of the #78 on Ebay, most of them auction format, currently
under $20. I don't know what they typically end at. One guy's got a Buy
It Now for $60.
In any case, I'm happy to have been able to *offer* advice for a change
around here. :)
Being, as I mentioned, a novice, I actually made a small mockup using
the same materials. I tried trimming the edge material with a router &
edge-trimming bit. I found that, at least in my hands, it was difficult
to keep the router level and the cut smooth. The rabbet plane worked
nicely and perhaps most importantly, was easier for me to control.
"Puckdropper" wrote in message
I've got some plywood with a hardwood edging glued on. The edging is thick
(1/8-3/16") and a little larger than the plywood, so it needs to be trimmed
to exact size.
A hand plane is working pretty well, but occasionally it catches the
plywood. I do have a router with flush trim bit, but it tends to be rather
difficult to handle on cuts like this.
What can I do to trim the edging without messing up the plywood?
I have used a regular sized router and flush trim bit.
What I do is take two sides that need to be flushed.
I put a small piece of 2x4 between them on each end, clamp them together
so that the 2 objects that need trimming support the router. Then I trim
inside the channel using the other sides support.
Then I flip the pieces and put the outside edges in the channel and do
those sides. I already know that the pieces are straight..
I have also done it with a number 4 smoother keeping only the blade on
the edging, and highly skewed.
And also a scraper. The flush trim bit proved the easiest.
On 3/28/2012 5:26 AM, Puckdropper wrote:
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